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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 14, 2014 2:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Led Zeppelin-Albert hall

From the remarkable Light into Ashes:

http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2012/05/dead-vs-led-zeppelin.html

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 14, 2014 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Led Zeppelin-Albert hall

Wow that is some serious writing by 'Light into Ashes'
I like his conclusion:

Many listeners outgrow Led Zeppelin after becoming Dead fans – once you’ve acclimated to Garcia, it can be hard to admire Page’s guitar prowess and all Plant’s shrieking. I think remarks that Zep are ‘one-dimensional’ are a little off-base though; though they predominantly played hard rock, from the start Zeppelin had more than one style going on, from gentle, intricate acoustic-guitar arrangements to high-speed metal riffs, and later on embracing a diverse range of textures in their music. (Granted, not as diverse as the Dead, but how many bands are?) As with the Dead, I favor early Zeppelin myself, especially the third & fourth albums – for me, the band goes downhill from there.
At any rate, I thought it would be interesting to compare two such different bands, since Zeppelin has rarely been written about from a Dead perspective before! I hope there have been a few illuminating points in this strange endeavor...LIGHT INTO ASHES

Me personally I went from getting the led out to getting Garcia on!-Chris

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 14, 2014 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Led Zeppelin-Albert hall

The first time I dosed was the last time I listened to Led Zeppelin, intentionally. Pitched all my Zep cassettes out the car window.

That was about a year before I saw the Dead the first time.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 15, 2014 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Led Zeppelin-Albert hall

Hey Cold Rain;
First time I dropped which was also first time I got some!! it was with the Song Remains the Same playing.